Sunday, March 25, 2012

"Yes, Lord" By: C.C.

"Mary said, 'You see before you the Lord's servant, let it happen to me as you have said.' And the angel left her." ( Luke 1:38)
This simple sentence of surrender represents one of the most important moments of our faith. There is no denying young Mary's complete faith, love, and devotion to God. How often we struggle within our own lives to offer up the most simple things in our hearts. Here, through Mary, we witness a complete self denial and desire to fulfill God's will. It is profound really when one reflects upon the immensity of what this verse truly means. Thousands of years later we can still cling to this moment as one of inspiration and as a lesson in faith. I would imagine that Our Lady, despite her faith still battled with emotions of fear and worry at this moment when the angel appeared to Her. However, much greater than these emotions was her Love and yearning to serve the Lord her God above all else. Somehow She knew that following the path God designed for her was the most important thing. Unaware of all that awaited She trusted Him, faithfully saying yes to whatever was to come. Whatever His will was for her life she gladly accepted. Lord, tonight I pray that like our Blessed Mother we are able to trust our lives to You. We know Lord that You search our hearts and know and guide us so that we can always walk the path that leads us to a closer union with You and Your will for us. Help us move beyond our emotions of fear and anxiety, trusting that in saying Yes to You is the way to Eternal Life and true communion with You. I pray tonight for those who are fervently seeking Your will, those in confusion, and also for those that find it difficult to trust in You. May Blessed Mother continue to comfort us on our journey with You, and may we continue this Lenten season with a sacrificial and surrendering heart. Amen (C.C.)

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